Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2020-2021, 472 students out of 497 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at Bowdoin College. By gender, 228 male and 244 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is much higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (68.86% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total49747294.97%
Men24522893.06%
Women25224496.83%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 100.00%, rate of Asian students is 100.00%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 96.30%, rate of Hispanic students is 86.44%, rate of White students is 96.57%, rate of Two or More Race students is 96.77%, and rate of Unknown students is 100.00% at Bowdoin College.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native100.00%(1/1) - 100.00%(1/1)
Asian100.00%(28/28) 100.00%(10/10) 100.00%(18/18)
Black (Non-Hispanic)96.30%(26/27) 88.89%(8/9) 100.00%(18/18)
Hispanic86.44%(51/59) 84.38%(27/32) 88.89%(24/27)
White96.57%(310/321) 94.94%(150/158) 98.16%(160/163)
Two or More Race96.77%(30/31) 94.74%(18/19) 100.00%(12/12)
Unknown100.00%(3/3) 100.00%(1/1) 100.00%(2/2)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 441 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 26 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 446 students graduated within 6 years (or 150% normal time).
Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At Bowdoin College, the transfer-out rate is 2.21%. Its transfer-out rate is much lower than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (18.84% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At Bowdoin College, the retention rate is 98% last year. Its retention rate is much higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (80.61% in average - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).
Retention Rates at Bowdoin College

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At Bowdoin College, 23 of 27 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 85.19%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

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